Hillstomp, Jipsea Party, Cowboy Dan 9 p.m. today, Wally’s House of Booze, 322 S. Wenatchee Ave., $5 663-1433
Snatchee Records sent a fair warning — this show is going to be packed, so get there early. They’re bringing in Portland band Hillstomp — a do-it-yourself duo that bangs on old buckets, lids and guitars to produce their own fusion of blues, punk and Appalachian folk.
Friday Funnies by Apple City Improv 9 p.m. Fridays through Aug. 23, Clearwater Steakhouse & Saloon, 838 Valley Mall Parkway, East Wenatchee, $5 884-7605
Apple City Improv — a homegrown comedy troupe formally known as Mission: Improv — kicks off its summer Friday Funnies series with a new name and familiar faces. Come ready to shout some ideas for skits for a “Whose Line is it Anyway?” format with lots of local color.
Blake Noble, Tim Snider, Patrick Foster & The Locomotive 8 p.m. Saturday, Caffé Mela, 17 N. Wenatchee Ave., $8 advance at ticketfly.com, $10 door 888-0374
The didgeridoo-playing, guitar-banging Blake Noble is back with a new CD, “Under Dog.” He’s an Australian who’s gaining quite a following locally with his acoustic funk-and-blues style and mesmerizing technique Joining him are Tim Snider — a violinist who loops in layers of percussion, violin and vocals during his live shows.
Clay modeling 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Two Rivers Art Gallery, 102 N. Columbia St., $30 includes materials 741-0156
Wenatchee artist Martha Flores will demonstrate step-by-step how to sculpt an animal — say a favorite pet or whimsical creature — out of air-dry clay, which means there’s no kiln required. Both adults and children are welcome. Also Saturday, the gallery will host a sidewalk sale with paintings, photos, glass and more, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
ACRD Championship Double-Header 5 p.m. Saturday, Wenatchee Valley Sportsplex, 2 Fifth St., $10 general, $15 trackside, applecityrollerderby.com.
Apple City Roller Derby wraps up its season with a championship bout between the reigning Black Label Barbies and the JawBreakers. But first, check out a junior derby bout featuring the Cherry Bomb Brawlers of Spokane and the I-5 Rollergirls of Seattle.
Mezcla Cuban All Stars 7:30 p.m. Saturday; workshops 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Sunday, Snowy Owl Theater, 7409 Icicle Road, $27 advance, $30 door, workshops $10 each session, icicle.org 548-6347
A critically acclaimed quintet will bring a bit of Havana and Afro-Caribbean heritage to the new Snowy Owl Theater for a night of dancing and incredible musicianship. On Sunday, conga master and Afro Cuban babalao priest Octavio Rodriguez and the celebrated super-percussionist El Capitan will teach two workshops for those who want to learn the craft. Also in the band: Veteran bassist Jose Hermida, multi-instrumental whiz Julio Valdez, and band leader guitarist Pablo “Mezcla” Menendez.
Erica Bauermeister, Jennie Shortridge 7 p.m. today, Wenatchee Public Library, 310 Douglas St., free; 7 p.m. Friday, Leavenworth Public Library, 700 Highway 2, free; 1-3 p.m. Saturday, A Book for All Seasons, 703 Highway 2, free 548-1451
A Book for All Seasons is becoming a mecca for nationally-known authors. The latest are Erica Bauermeister, author of “The Lost Art of Mixing” — a foodie novel about love and companionship — and Jennie Shortridge, who wrote “Love, Water, and Memory” about a woman who suffers amnesia and must rediscover herself and her love for her fiance.
“Murder at the Four Deuces” 6-9 p.m. Friday, Riverside Center, 201 Riverside Drive, $25 dinner only, $30 dinner and show 881-0502
“Murder at the Four Deuces” is a 1920s-themed party game loosely based on Chicago and New York gangster rivalries. The dinner will be catered by Viscontis and Ravenous Catering. Proceeds will help Amanda Bobbitt attend a by-invitation-only international volleyball tour.
Stephen Beus, pianist 2 p.m. Sunday, Lake Chelan Lutheran Church, $40, proceeds benefit Chelan Bach Fest; 8 p.m. Tuesday, Performing Arts Center of Wenatchee 123 N. Wenatchee Ave., $25 general, $20 senior, $15 students 687-2421
Othello native Stephen Beus, a Juilliard-trained pianist, performs two not-to-be-missed concerts in Chelan and Wenatchee. He’s an internationally touring soloist in his early 30s who has played Carnegie Hall and was praised by Fanfare magazine for his “strikingly original” playing and interpretive voice. To see him in Wenatchee, call pacwen.org or call 663-8727.
“Father’s Day Explosion” Saturday, Parties on the Green, 7737 Road L.5 NW, $10, kids under 5 free 787-3795
Bond with Dad over good barbecue, live music and fireworks exploding in the sky. Local country band Night Rider will begin playing around 8 p.m. Bring a flashlight — the fireworks won’t start until 9:45 p.m. Barbecue, wine and beer will be on hand for purchase.
— Compiled by Rachel Hansen, World staff